Loved Australian Novel Bound For TV

Loved Australian Novel Bound For TV

Holly Ringland’s stunning debut The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart will soon be adapted for television.

The novel follows the life of nine-year-old Alice, who, after suffering a family tragedy, is forced to leave her idyllic seaside home. She is raised by her grandmother June, a flower farmer who instils in Alice an appreciation for and understanding of Australian native flowers.

Under June’s watchful eye Alice grows into a young woman, and inevitably becomes increasingly frustrated by how little she knows of her family history. In her early twenties, her life is once again uprooted when she suffers devastating betrayal and loss. Desperate to outrun grief, Alice flees to the central Australian desert, where, instead of solace, she finds a charismatic (and dangerous) man.

The books spans two decades, with setting shifting between sugar cane fields by the sea, to a native Australian flower farm, and finally to a dusty desert landscape. It is an enchanting and captivating novel about the ways in which our untold stories haunt us, and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

A story of compelling female resilience that features Ringland’s stunning depictions of the Australian landscape and its native flora, there’s no doubt that The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart will make for a remarkable film adaptation.

The screen rights were acquired by Australian producer Bruna Papandrea’s company Made Up Stories. Papandrea is best known for co-producing the TV adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies with Nicole Kidman’s company Blossom Films.

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                      Synopsis

                      After her family suffers a tragedy, nine-year-old Alice Hart is forced to leave her idyllic seaside home. She is taken in by her grandmother, June, a flower farmer who raises Alice on the language of Australian native flowers, a way to say the things that are too hard to speak.Under the watchful eye of June and the women who run the farm, Alice settles, but grows up increasingly frustrated by how little she knows of her family's story. In her early twenties, Alice's life is thrown into upheaval again when she suffers devastating betrayal and loss. Desperate to outrun grief, Alice flees to the dramatically beautiful central Australian desert. In this otherworldly landscape Alice thinks she has found solace, until she meets a charismatic and ultimately dangerous man.Spanning two decades, set between sugar cane fields by the sea, a native Australian flower farm, and a celestial crater in the central desert, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart follows Alice's unforgettable journey, as she learns that the most powerful story she will ever possess is her own.
                      Holly Ringland
                      About the author

                      Holly Ringland

                      Holly Ringland grew up wild and barefoot in her mother's tropical garden in Northern Australia. When she was nine years old, her family lived in a camper van for two years in North America,travelling from one national park to another, an experience that sparked Holly's lifelong interest in cultures and stories. In her twenties, Holly worked for four years in a remote Indigenous community in the central Australian desert. She moved to England in 2009 and obtained her MA in Creative Writing from the University of Manchester in 2011. She now lives between the UK and Australia. Holly's essays and short fiction have been published in various anthologies and literary journals. In 2015, the first chapter of The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart won Griffith Review's annual writer award, which included a week-long fellowship at Varuna House, Australia's top national writing residency.

                      Books by Holly Ringland

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                      1. Christine FAIRBAIRN says:

                        A wonderful book which should make a fantastic transposition to the screen, small or otherwise. I can’t wait to see it; I’ve been hoping to hear this ever since I read it!

                      2. Kathy Tidmarsh says:

                        Loved the book and look forward to seeing the movie. It would be great fir n Aussie actor to play the lead although I do like Molly Ringwald.

                      3. Louise Puddicombe says:

                        This book was fantastic
                        Could not put down. Hope a new book sometime. Will look forward to watching